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Kerry Washington on lesbian rumors: ‘Nothing offensive about it’


Kerry Washington would seem like the last person to be targeted as a lesbian as she recently got married and just days ago broke the news that she is pregnant. However, the “Scandal” actress is being called gay.

Not one to be troubled by the haters, the Django Unchained starlet responds to the critics in a recent interview:

“I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on the red carpets, and say, ‘See?’ Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual?” she shared.

“I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.”

Washington also admitted that her low profile may have fueled the fire:

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life,” she said. “I understand their frustration.”

Earlier this week, the Emmy-nominated actress announced that she and husband San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their first child. Washington, 36, and Asomugha, 32, tied the knot in Blaine County, Idaho, on June 24.